Satterberg Foundation

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Location: 1904 3rd Ave Ste 825, Seattle, 98101 WA

EIN: 91-1501066

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Top descriptors for this funder

3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Openminded3Risk taker2Builds relationships2Friendly2Insightful2Positive leader in the field1Culturally incompetent1Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field1Culturally sensitive1Likes site visits1Responsive

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Satterberg Foundation

Jun 21, 2019

Professional in the field

Schism between young, woke staff and board. Getting over the first hump puts your application in peril with the second.


Positive leader in the field

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May 08, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

They got our mission and values, and it was a good match for theirs (which are posted in detail on their website). If it's not a match for your organization, don't force it as they really delve into this.


Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Jan 19, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Foundation held a local nformation meeting that was conversational and informative.

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Jul 10, 2018

Professional in the field

I want to love Satterberg Foundation. However, I've tried multiple times over the last 2 years, on behalf of client organizations who have been funded and those seeking funding, to create a relationship with a particular program officer - AND SHE JUST WILL NOT EVER EMAIL OR CALL ME BACK. Never.

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Apr 03, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The staff at Satterberg are very responsive and helpful, and they really want organizations to succeed. They ask great questions, and are open to hearing from you as the expert in your field. Show them the impact of what you do, and they'll be excited to see it!


Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 20, 2018 3

Reviewer 4517 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

They say they are looking for alignment with their mission, but they clearly have other priorities that they consider over mission-alignment that they do not discuss publicly.


Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field

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Feb 20, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

I would highly recommend applying to this foundation for capacity building. I really appreciate their approach and clear value of being of service to nonprofits. Even though we were not selected to submit a full proposal, I feel very good about our decision to send in an LOI.


Positive leader in the field, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Oct 23, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Be as obvious with your the racial diversity of your staff, board, and program participants as possible. Really obvious. Bring the darkest shaded board member. Our board member and her child identify as native american and we were told later by Satterberg board members they were too white.


Culturally incompetent

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Oct 17, 2017

Reviewer 121 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Do not use boilerplate grant language, questions are not geared to that.


Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Openminded

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Feb 07, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

They are a group of individuals, mostly in their 50's and 60's, who are dedicated mostly to social justice and environmental issues. They are progressive and like progressive proposals, so don't be conservative with them.


Flexible guidelines, Reasonable reporting terms, Risk taker

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